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Dave and Abbey’s story, Manchester

Dave and Abbey’s story, Manchester

“Before fostering I worked in a builder’s merchants on the trade counter. My mates could not understand why I was leaving to look after kids. Ab…

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Andy and Suzanne’s story, Manchester

Andy and Suzanne’s story, Manchester

“Before becoming a foster carer I was a logistics controller at a well-known CD company. My wife works in a primary school as a teaching assista…

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Cate and Becky’s story, Darlington

Cate and Becky’s story, Darlington

Cate and Becky were approved as foster carers for Swiis in 2007. Cate is the main carer and Becky is currently in full-time employment, however she co…

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Liz and Rob’s story, Darlington

Liz and Rob’s story, Darlington

Liz and Rob have been foster carers for Swiis since 2006. They have two grown up daughters who live independently but who are actively involved with f…

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Julie’s story, Leeds

Julie’s story, Leeds

“I had considered fostering for many years, although I felt it was not the right time as I had my own young child. When my daughter was old enou…

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Bee’s story, Leeds

Bee’s story, Leeds

“I attended a job fair in Leeds with my sister when I approached the Swiis foster care stall. I’m one of those people that others come to for help and support so I thought; why not give fostering a go?

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Chrissie and Richard’s story, Bristol

Chrissie and Richard’s story, Bristol

We thought about fostering for a long time over the many years but with a large family and the commitment that that requires, we didn’t think we…

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Nina’s story, Bristol

Nina’s story, Bristol

I was approved as a Foster Carer in February 2014 after gaining recommendation to be approved by panel. It was a moment I found much more emotional th…

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